"It was a surreal environment and bizarre process and I would like to see it more open. You feel like some sort of stalker waiting to pounce. I know David Beckham felt the same. We were chatting as we had a snack in the lobby waiting for the next prey to come in."
-- Former England star Gary Lineker on FIFA's procedure for determining World Cup hosts. Lineker was in Zurich for the decision that saw England muster just two of 22 FIFA executive committee votes and had contact with several Executive Committee members. (AFP)